This mod aims at improving every aspect of the incredible game that is Age of Empires 3 and its expansions. From new civilizations to new units, buildings, technologies, maps, game modes and even soundtracks, the Improvement Mod has been in works since 2009 and is the perfect choice for players who just want to get the most out of their game without changing it completely.
Every new, big version of this mod should be installed over a fresh copy of Age of Empires 3 Complete Collection (Steam version recommended). The Improvement Mod Patcher can be used to fully download the mod and keep it up-to-date. Don't forget to run it as ADMINISTRATOR.
The Improvement Mod Patcher can be used to fully download and install the entire mod on a clean installation of AoE3 Complete Collection (preferably Steam version). The Patcher can also be used to keep the mod up-to-date. The Patcher is NOT required to be run in order to play the mod. To play the mod you only need to run "age3m.exe".
AoE3 Complete Collection is recommended for the Improvement Mod, which is also the Steam version. You could install the mod over other versions as well but you would need to have the game plus both expansions installed (TWC and TAD) and ALL official updates.
To install the mod just put the Patcher in the game's main folder, where all the exes are (for the Steam version ALWAYS INSIDE THE BIN FOLDER), and run it as ADMINISTRATOR. Common AoE3 install paths are:
/Steam/steamapps/common/Age of Empires 3/bin/
/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Age Of Empires III/
If you have any problems be sure to ask for help here or on the mod's blog.